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Why I switched to Newton Mail for Mac and iOS?

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Luckily for Mac and iOS user, we have great options when it comes to email clients. Starting with the native Mail app and other great options like Spark and my previous go to client Airmail.

I had been using Airmail for Mac since 2014 and Airmail for iOS since 2016. Before 2016 my iOS client was CloudMagic what today is called Newton Mail.

I was very happy with CloudMagic but it when from free to $25 a year. Now as Newton Mail it cost $49.99 a year.

So why I returned to CloudMagic (Newton Mail) now paying $50 a year?

 Newton Mail for Mac

Newton Mail for Mac

Airmail is a very powerful app and it cost just $10 for Mac and $5 for iOS and those are one time purchases, unlike Newton Mail yearly recurring subscription.

The reason I decided to go back to Newton is that while Airmail is great it can be buggy at times especially on the sync front. And while the apps are clean they aren’t as clean and eye pleasing as Newton is.

Newton sync and supercharge features are also a must. The read receipt is better implemented than Airmail and Spark similar features.

The all account sync is also better, unlike Airmail I don’t need to input the password for each account when login in on a new device and unlike Airmail they also offer Android and Windows apps. I am not a user of neither but I am glad the option is there just in case.

 Newton Mail For iOS

Newton Mail For iOS

Paying a subscription for a great app isn’t a big deal for me I like to support great apps and knowing how the developers are making their money is relieving. Unlike Spark, that is totally free but how they plan to profit from the app is a mystery. It could be gone in time or they could sell your data with free apps you never know. Or they could pull a CloudMagic and start charging after all.

So in short

So this are the reasons I decided to give Newton a one year try after testing it for free for 14 days.

  • Great design
    • Reliable fast sync
    • Multiplatform support
    • Fast customer support
    • Support the developers
    • Better implementation of read receipt and send later features
    • 14 days free trial

If you will like to try Newton free for 14 days click here for iOS or here for Mac it will give you a free trial off all the platforms clients.

Get a Free Photobook of your Instagrams

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 Sample Chatbooks 

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I have been using Chatbook for around a year and I love it. While Chatbook will print high-quality books from your smartphone photos or other services the Instagram series is a pretty neat one I use all the time.

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You don’t have to subscribe to Chatbook to get nice books printed on demand but if you subscribe to the Instagram series you will get a new photobook every time you have shared 60 pictures. The nice thing is it only cost $5 per book.

And an even better deal is this one. Using this link you can try Chatbook for free. That right, get a free book and see for yourself how nice they are.

Or visit Chatbook.com and enter promo code “ omarmorales1nf “

Slow iPhone? Get A New Battery Replacement for just $29 and See It Come To Life Again

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The controversy

Apple has been accused of slowing people old iPhones in order to sell them new ones. And that accusation is ridiculous. The reality is that Apple does slow old iPhones at times (peak performance) in order to EXTEND its life not to reduce it.

See Apple official statement: A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance

All batteries degrade over time and can cause the device to shut off randomly, not be able to hold a charge or not power at all. In order to reduce this problem, Apple implemented a software feature that reduces the stresses on the battery at times.

People looking to sensationalize anything Apple related had been spreading the false narrative that Apple does this to sell more phones when the fact is that iPhones remain usable over 2 times longer than comparable high-end smartphones running Android. And this is thanks to Apple looking to maximize the battery life.

The One Apple Failing

If Apple is guilty of something is in not making this clear at first. A lot of people didn’t know they could just replace the battery on their old iPhones and bring them up to speed. This is been addressed on an incoming software update that will give the user more information on the state of their batteries.

A great solution: Battery replacement for just $29

If you notice your iPhone been slower, shutting off randomly even when the battery says it has charge left that means your battery is bad and putting a fresh one in will drastically increase your iPhone performance and extend its life.

How to get a new battery?

Apple usually charges $79 for a battery replacement but only if the phone battery health is below 80 %. That's changing at least until December 2018. Starting now if you have an iPhone 6 or later you can have your battery replaced for just $29 and the only condition is that the phone has no damage. The 80% health requirement has also been removed so over 500 million iPhones are eligible to have a new battery installed for just $29.

Elegible devices:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X

You have until December 2018 to get a fresh battery at $29. If you have an iPhone 8 or X I will wait until December to get a new one as your device one is already new but for anyone with a 7 or below I get one immediately.

So in short

Apple was making something good that was poorly communicated and uneducated or malicious people used to slander Apple but Apple responded by clarifying the “issue” and even giving it’s customers a $50 discount on batteries.

And this is what separates Apple from the competition. That been said I will like to see Apple and other major players investing heavy on battery R&D since the current state of battery tech is not optimal.